There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at Americana and support refugee, immigrant and underserved populations in Louisville. How are you interested in volunteering?
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
GlobaLou: Americana’s 28th Annual Festival – June 2nd, 2018
GlobaLou is a family-friendly, multicultural celebration that features diverse international performances and cuisines, activities for children, and an array of community resources and vendors. We need volunteers to help with set up, children’s activities, teardown, and more. Learn more and sign up here.
Regular Program Opportunities
To apply for any of these volunteer opportunities, please check out our online volunteer application.
Recommended for individuals who can commit to volunteering for at least a month or small groups
After-School Program: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm during school year
This program provides a safe and educational environment for children and youth (grades K – 12). A variety of educational and enrichment activities are offered throughout the week. Volunteers can assist with homework help, tutoring, helping to supervise students, and facilitate activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with students K-5 and 6-12.
Summer Program Intern: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm during JCPS summer break
During Summer Program, elementary students come in the mornings from 8:30-11:30 for ESL classes, and both elementary students and teens are here in the afternoons from 12-4 for some of our more fun activities. Volunteers are needed to help in the mornings and/or afternoons with specific age groups to provide extra support to staff and get to know the ACC youth.
Community Garden Volunteer: Work time is flexible
Volunteers in the community garden will assist the Community Garden Coordinator, Abby, with general upkeep of the grounds and work on various projects in the garden. Contact Abby directly to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiberworks Program: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
This program provides refugee and immigrant women a place to practice sewing and fiber arts skills, as well as practice and improve their English. Volunteers are needed to help the women with their projects, speak to them in English & help them with their English, provide childcare during the program and help out with craft fairs that Fiberworks participants attend.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): During Tax Season
Help our participants complete their yearly tax returns! Training is provided. Find out more about the city-wide VITA program here.
College Homework Help: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm during school year
Help our graduates make a successful transition to college! Volunteers are needed to work with college students on homework and writing skills. Email email@example.com for more information!
Volunteer Group Opportunities
Recommended for large volunteer groups – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group project.
- Renovations projects (painting classrooms, trash pick-up around the community center, etc.)
- Organize Library
- Art Room Organization
- Work in the Community Garden
Americana World Festival – First Saturday in June – Help with set-up, tear down, and kids’ activities
Winter Festival – Friday evening before JCPS Winter Break begins – Decorate, guide families through event, help with crafts and games
Other events as they arise including childcare needs, the annual Family Education dinner, etc.
Remember that we follow the JCPS schedule for any closings because of inclement weather or scheduled breaks. For more information about these programs, contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email at email@example.com or by phone at (502)366-7813.